Walled Garden - Let's Celebrate!

Walled Garden - Let's Celebrate!

As March drew to a close so to did the work funded by a grant from Arts Council England's Renaissance Strategic Support Fund.



The impact this grant has had on the project and the Museum cannot be overestimated.  It has enabled us to:

  • Clear and prepare the ground of the Walled Garden
  • Learn and disseminate new skills
  • Work with a different organisation, Stroud Valleys Project
  • Establish a group of dedicated volunteers
  • Purchase tools for the Garden
  • Demonstrate the positive impact working outdoors can have on people
  • Lay the foundations of the master plan for the Garden
  • Allow public events to occur in the Garden
  • Raise the profile of the Walled Garden

To celebrate, we held a small gathering in the Garden at the end of March to simply take in all that has been achieved in less than a year, and in particular to thank all the volunteers who have given their time freely to the project.

The project would not be where it is now if they had not joined up to help.  Just over a year ago the Garden was derelict, overgrown and largely inaccessible.

To mark the occasion, volunteers were invited to etch their name into pieces of ash from a felled Walled Garden tree, which will be hung together in the Walled Garden shed.

All in all it was a lovely event, as most things are in the Walled Garden!

The photograph shows Katherine Hallewell of Stroud Valleys Project (seated in foreground) with some of the volunteers at the celebration event (photograph by Ruth Davey, www.look-again.org)

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Blog Archive

30.07.2018 Walled Garden planting update
24.04.2018 Walled Garden - Very Happy and Calm
15.06.2017 Walled Garden - Blooming!
29.03.2017 Walled Garden - Springing into Life
10.10.2016 Walled Garden - Now Open!
16.09.2016 Walled Garden - Secrets to be revealed
06.08.2016 Walled Garden: More Sneak Peaks
17.06.2016 Walled Garden - Bad at keeping secrets!
03.05.2016 Walled Garden - News from behind the walls
29.01.2016 Walled Garden: Rain, rain go away, come back...
30.11.2015 Walled Garden - Growing
22.09.2015 Walled Garden - The Wombles would love it!
17.08.2015 Walled Garden - Entranceway build starts
06.07.2015 Walled Garden - remains on track
30.03.2015 Walled Garden - Awards and Inspiration
13.02.2015 Walled Garden - major milestone reached
09.12.2014 Walled Garden - A Critical Path
08.11.2014 Walled Garden - Taken a Peek Recently?
10.10.2014 Walled Garden - the colour palette
11.09.2014 Walled Garden - When will it be finished?
10.08.2014 Walled Garden - Pavilion Tops-Out!
08.07.2014 Walled Garden - The structure rises!
10.06.2014 Walled Garden - A Happy Place!
06.05.2014 Walled Garden - building work to start
17.04.2014 Walled Garden - Volunteers need your vote...
02.04.2014 Walled Garden - Let's Celebrate!
14.03.2014 Walled Garden - The first public 'drop in' event held
09.02.2014 Walled Garden - A dedicated education building for the Garden
06.01.2014 Walled Garden - from dereliction to life
15.11.2013 Walled Garden - the essentials...
30.09.2013 Walled Garden - latest from the ground
25.08.2013 Walled Garden - ACE activities

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